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Flip Mino HD

As listeners and readers might recall, I had the opportunity to check out the Flip Mino last June and wrote a review. Now the folks at Flip have upped the ante with the Flip Mino HD.

Flip Mino HD

The device is exactly the same size and configuration as the previous version but the on-board storage was raised to 4GB to enable it to store 60 minutes of H.264 video footage in HD (720p 9Mbps VBR).

Flip is now offering to customize the device and is offering a special line-up of Valentine’s Day themes as well as others and also allows you to upload your own image to be added to the device via their design center.


The Flip Mino was fun, the Flip Mino HD is the same kind of fun with added video quality in the form of 720p High Definition video which looks VERY good.

Here is a test video I shot of Peter Hughes during the Infoshot segment of the show last night.

Flim Mino Test – Technology Bytes Infoshot from baldheretic on Vimeo.

Lightweight and easy to use, with the Flip Mino HD you have a powerful and handy tool for capturing the moment while on the go. Once you have the video you want, you just connect the device to your PC and run the software contained on the Flip to edit and share your videos.

Full specs:

Flip MinoHD Features:
Weight: 3.3 oz.
Resolution: HD 720p
4 GB of internal memory to record up to 60 minutes of HD video
1.5 inch anti-glare LCD display
Internal, lithium ion battery recharges when USB arm is connected to computer
One-touch recording with 2x digital zoom
Touch-sensitive buttons for recording, playback, fast forward, rewind, pause and delete
FlipShare software:
On-board application installs directly when connected to any PC or Mac
Drag-and-drop interface for easy browsing, playback, organizing and video archiving
Integrated online video publishing to YouTube, MySpace, and AOL Video
Free, unlimited private emailing of videos and video greeting cards
Custom movie editing, with the option to use your own music and add titles/credits
Capture still photos from any standard or high definition video
Order DVDs online and have them shipped anywhere in the world
TV connection for instant viewing (cable included)
Tripod Mount
Available in black at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, WalMart.com, TheFlip.com and leading retailers
“Designable” at TheFlip.com

  1. I like what I see with this product, but there is one feature that I would like to see as a stand alone or an opition use with the Flip and that is an audio only. Example is a feature to record audio if you are in a meeting where cameras are not permitted. However, I would love to see both combined on the flip with a switch to go either way.